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Donald Macleod explains how overwork and frustration were leading Bruckner towards a breakdown. However, his life was about to turn a corner and take him to Vienna.

Overwork and frustration were fast making life in the city of Linz intolerable for Bruckner. Even so, the hesitant composer had to be coaxed and cajoled into taking the next big leap in his career that would take him to Vienna, one of the great musical centres of the world. Presented by Donald Macleod.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Anton Bruckner

    Mass No. 3 In F Minor For Soloists, Chorus, Orchestra And Organ

    Conductor: Helmuth Rilling. Choir: Stuttgart Bach Collegium. Choir: Gachinger Choir Stuttgart.
    • HANSSLER CLASSICS : 98119.
    • HANSSLER CLASSICS.
    • 7.
  • Anton Bruckner

    Mass in E, Kyrie

    Performers: Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart, Bach-Collegium Stuttgart, conducted by Helmuth Rilling

    • Hanssler Classic:98119.
    • 7.
  • Anton Bruckner

    Symphony No. 8 In C Minor

    Conductor: Daniel Barenboim. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • WARNER : 2564-61891 2.
    • WARNER.
    • 1.
  • Anton Bruckner

    Symphony No.8, II Scherzo

    Performers: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Daniel Barenboim

    • Warner:2564618912.
  • Anton Bruckner

    Locus Iste - Gradual For Chorus

    Ensemble: La Chapelle Royale. Conductor: Philippe Herreweghe. Choir: Collegium Vocale Gent.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI : hm-901322.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
    • 6.
  • Anton Bruckner

    Christus factus est

    Performers: La Chapelle Royale & Collegium Vocale, dir Philippe Herreweghe

    • Harmonia Mundi :HMC 901322.
    • 3.
  • Anton Bruckner

    Symphony No. 3 In D Minor [all Versions]

    Orchestra: Munich Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sergiu Celibidache.
    • EMI: CDC556892.
    • EMI.
    • 1.
  • Anton Bruckner

    Symphony No.3 (first movement)

    Performers: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Eugen Jochun

    • Deutsche Grammophon: 4698102.
    • 1.

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